• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    • Written by from Newport Pagnell

    My old mouse with the track ball on the top clogged and lost some of the tracking facility. I decided to invest in the new magic mouse despite some of the less favourable reviews. I did try it before parting with any cash at my local Apple store took to it straight away. I've now been using it for two days with Photoshop, Illustrator and QuarkXpress and its performance is faultless. It's another superbly designed and manufactured item from Apple. Get one.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You'll like this......

    • Written by from Stockport

    Yes you will.
    I've got the old version of this mouse, with its scrolling little button/nipple. It's great, couldn't fault it. I've got it still working on my Tower behind me and it does a fantastic job.
    I've had the "Magic" version almost six months now, and it's superb. It's very accurate, more accurate than the old version in my opinion and your actions are easier to translate between it and a trackpad on a laptop, if like me that is what you are using it in conjunction with. (MBP10.6 - CS5 & FCP)
    I use both mice daily, both run through batteries quickly. But you can get a month out of a good set of AA's, if not longer.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, reliable design but erratic during wireless back-ups to Time Capsule

    • Written by from Brighton

    Lack of Expose and Dashboard is a shame (though the keystroke shortcuts mean it's not a tragedy) - and indeed a few more gestures would be great, more like Magic Trackpad, but it's the best mouse I've ever used and unlike others I find the shape very comfortable during many hours use.

    The other big pro is that it's unlikely to suffer from the irritating mouse button and scroll wheel wear/dirt failures that beset most mice (including Apple's Mighty Mouse). My Magic Mouse has performed faultlessly during six months intensive use, day in day out.

    The only real black mark applies to both the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, however - the movement becomes jumpy and imprecise during wireless backups to Time Capsule, making it very irritating to use. Apple really need to get this interference issued resolved.

    As a result I've given it four stars and not five. Otherwise it's excellent - intuitive and a great pleasure to use.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible performance with Mac Pro

    • Written by from Belfast

    Well, I got this mouse a while ago, quite a while ago actually, to use with my Mac Pro, but I never got around to writing this review. So here it is now.

    All I can say is that the performance with that particular machine is terrible at best. Everything lags, and scrolling, tracking are just unusable. I never tried it with an iMac or one of the laptops, so I don't know how well it works with those, but with the Mac Pro it was just unusable. In the end I went back to using my Mighty (now Apple) Mouse, which works just fine apart from the occasional jammed scroll ball, which is still a lot better than having to deal with, well, the non existent usability of the "Magic" Mouse.
    The one thing I can't understand is that Apple kept on telling me that it's an issue with bluetooth, but sure if my Mac's bluetooth reception is bad, how is it possible for the Mighty Mouse to work flawlessly at all times??

    So all in all, I'd just like to let other Mac Pro users know to stay well away from this mouse. If there was a possibility of giving it 0 stars, I would.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's over priced and inaccurate

    • Written by from London

    I am using this with a core duo macbook pro and the mouse stutters across the screen on even the most suitable surface.

    It looks great in the pictures but once you hold it it certainly doesn't feel like a 50 quid mouse, the metal looks sprayed bright silver (cheap and not industrial like the glorious iphone4) and feels thin. It creaks and feels like a prototype.

    The shape is too low to allow you to feel like you have full control over it... because you have to squat your hand down (lifting your wrist) you end up resting your weight on the front of your fingers causing unwanted clicks and fatigue. This also makes it a balancing act to execute a snazzy multi-touch manoeuvre.

    The top shell is great though, It's reminds me of the last white ipod's apple made - nice thick clear plastic over a white surface mimicking glass.

    I would seriously wait until apple get their act together and release a quality product at this most premium of prices.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just is not accurate

    • Written by from Skelmersdale

    I really wanted to like this, but after nearly six months of struggle, I can only say that for Photoshop users this just is not accurate. The gesture business is a nightmare and the sideways swipe for sideways scrolling is a total nuisance in applications such as Excell, where the spreadsheet just suddenly flips itself over to the right and all your calculations vanish. I've switched to a graphics tablet for 'Shop and back to the Mighty Mouse for everything else. I want my money back!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good but has one small problem

    • Written by from Chorley

    The mouse its self is brilliant does everything and more its just how often you have to change the batteries !! I use my imac everyday and the batteries are lasting 2 weeks. But a brill mouse !! cheers apple

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse I've had

    • Written by from Muhos

    It's beautiful (what'd you expect) and surface feels great. Only drawback is there's just two "buttons" so you can't use Expose, Spaces etc. via button presses. Also I can't recommend this for FPS or other gamers that require a lot of buttons.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant! (With MagicPrefs)

    • Written by from Cullompton

    Great piece of kit, you get used to it really quickly but i was rather annoyed when i found it had no expose buttons, right up until i found MagicPrefs on the apple download site. It changed the whole mouse and is a must have if you want/have a magic mouse! It gives you full access to the magic mouse's capabilities such as; tap instead of click, 2/3/4 fingered click for expose or any other function you want for that gesture, pinch for zooming in and out and just about and other gesture you can think of for controlling you Mac. And best of all, MagicPrefs is free!
    Great Mouse and software.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another amazing product by apple.

    • Written by from West Kirby

    Apple's magic mouse is by far the best mouse I have used with any computer.
    At first I thought it might be hassle with all the fancy multi-touch technology, but it turned it works exceedingly well!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Magic Mouse

    • Written by from bacup

    Unfortunately i feel this is a classic case of form over function. Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse is far more functional and easier to use and felt much better in the hand. I would have much preferred the updated Magic Mouse to have been as the original but with substitution of the scroll wheel with the multi-touch feature.

    Magic is just an illusion and Mighty is still king.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Odense

    Simply brilliant!!

    0 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great for creative work

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Fantastic for system stuff, and works well with Apple software designed for the mouse, but is awful to use with the creative suite applications. The slightest touch and your document is zooming and moving all over the place.I'm returning mine. No point in spending £56 just for wireless. Oh and the pointer movement is gittery too, making photoshop work a nightmare.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse. Apple gets better and better!

    • Written by from BLACKWOOD

    Received this mouse this morning and cant believe I didnt buy it sooner. I have been using the cordless mouse by Apple with my Mac but decided to treat myself to the magic mouse. It is fab! it is so easy to use and set up. Get it - you wont regret it. It looks gorgeous and is another great Apple product!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good.. But

    • Written by from Northampton

    the magic mouse is good but, when i use it once in a while, it becomes dead !, and sometimes it works and sometimes when i use the magic mouse it randomly cuts the signal !! and plus it has no expose and dashboard!, i was disappointed! but the multi task does a good job

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    too flat

    • Written by from Beeston

    I'm quite used to apple mighty mouse and logitech mouse and after getting used to those mouse, it feels uncomfortable on the hand.
    first of all, you cannot rest your palm on the body, it is too flat, can use the mice for long period of time.
    i do like the choice of the material and muit touch cover, however, depth of the click in my opinion lacked depth.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better than previous offering

    • Written by from Wem

    This is the BEST mouse I have ever used. Having used cheap, expensive, apple, logitech etc. etc. None of them come close to ease, comfort and features.

    Only slight flaw is for your work (InDesign, Photoshop, Excel) to fly away because you just catch the top of the mouse and it scrolls it out of view. I would rather that then not being able to scroll at all which is what happened when the Mighty Mouse 'ball' got dirty and was really difficult to clean.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Right-click cumbersome

    • Written by from ESPOO

    Design is great. Accuracy is great. But if you're used to right-clicking I'd suggest an extensive right-click test drive at your local Apple reseller before buying this product.

    It seems there is only one button within the surface of the mouse. When the touch surface recognizes your finger on the right side of the mouse while clicking the click will be sent as a right-click.

    However, if you have, say, your index finger on the left side of the mouse the surface seems to be having a hard time recognizing which side of the mouse was clicked. Thus, if the two fingers you use to right- and left-click are both touching the mouse then the click is always sent as a normal i.e. left-click.

    For those using only one button on your mouse: buy this product.

    For those relying on working right-click on your mouse: reconsider.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but only with a bit of tweaking

    • Written by from Villette (Le Chable)

    Really light touch mouse, brilliant if like me you have carpal tunnel in the mouse click tendon.

    However 2 issues:
    1. You need BetterTouchTool (free download) to make the most of it. I dont know why Apple don't add this to their product
    2. With all the tech available, couldn't a little USB socket be added to it for charging?

    Otherwise I won't be using a normal mouse again any time soon.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE

    • Written by from OXFORD

    I bought a second one because I loved the first so much, but swapping between them (when the batteries ran out on one) rendered my iMac as useful as a paving slab - albeit a nice looking one. Major software glitch, so buy one but don't buy two unless you're keeping them well apart.

    1 of 5 people found this useful